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Glycemic Index

The glycemic index is a scale (0 to 100) that measures the effect of food on your blood glucose levels. The faster the food raises the glucose levels in your body, the more GI value it has. It actually measures how rapidly a particular carbohydrate is converted in to glucose. Higher the GI value, the stronger the food affects your blood sugar levels. Foods with high value (higher than 70) will elevate your blood sugar levels.

Processed foods, sweetened foods and foods made from refined flour have high glycemic value, and are therefore considered unhealthy foods. On the other hand, whole grain products are lower in GI value. Whole foods are nutritious and wholesome. Some of the examples of foods with low GI are apple, peanuts, cashews, water melon etc.

GI (glycemic index) diet is specifically recommended diabetics, athletes and overweight people. GI is a great tool for keeping a tab on your blood glucose levels and controlling your insulin response to foods.

Product Category Recommendation: Gastrointestinal Health

Words from our in House Expert:

dr.-dave-bordered.jpgDr. Dave States: It is always a key to lower your overall sugar intake and making sure that your calories are evenly distributed throughout the day.  Looking at the glycemic values for the foods you eat is one main reason to regulate your consumption.  Support for both the pancreas and liver, but also supporting kidneys as well.   Diet and exercise are the key on a regular basis. 

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